Job [internship]: University of Otago, International Office

Are you a current student looking for an internship in New Zealand for your professional development in international education?

Applications are invited for an internship position within the University of Otago International Office. This is an unpaid position and is intended for a student who requires this kind of experience as part of their studies at their home institution. The successful applicant will remain a student (at their home institution) during the full period of the internship.

Ideally the position will be held for a 3-5 month period, although other options will be considered. A start date of mid-January 2013 is envisaged, although this is also flexible and open to negotiation.

The position would suit someone with an interest in and a commitment to the wider goals of internationalisation and student mobility within a university environment. The appointee must have the ability to work effectively and sensitively in a multi-cultural setting, to relate well to a wide range of people and to exercise sound judgement in all aspects of daily work. Well-developed communication and organisational skills are essential, as is the ability to relate to a range of people.

The successful applicant will be provided with an official letter of contract that can be used for the purpose of obtaining the appropriate visa and permit. It will be the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they meet Immigration New Zealand’s requirements, and to arrange their own accommodation for the length of their stay.

If you’re interested, please refer to the job description for further information. Any inquiries regarding this position should be made to Jason Cushen (Manager, Student International Services), . Further information regarding the University of Otago and International Office can be found at

Applications close on Friday 14 September 2012.

Applications should be sent to Jason Cushen, Manager, Student International Services or by fax +64 3 479 8367. All applications should include a covering letter, curriculum vitae, a letter of support from your current university, and the name and contact details of at least one referee. Please ensure that you clearly indicate the period for which you would be available to hold this position.

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